This presentation was part of “Next-Generation Perspectives in Global Food Security,” a briefing featuring the 10th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows on Friday, August 6, 2021. Watch other presentations from the briefing.
Prior to becoming a Leland Fellow, Navya received her MS in Medical Physiology from Case Western University and her BA in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University with a focus on public health, nutrition and health disparities. After graduation, she worked with Open Hand Atlanta, a non-profit that provides medically-appropriate meals to those in Atlanta living with chronic illnesses. She spent the summer of 2014 in Tanzania as an HIV/Aids Educator living in a village home-stay and teaching HIV/AIDS curriculum to increase awareness about prevention, treatment and management. Her past experiences include researching the efficiency of workflow in the Internal Medicine Department of the Cleveland Clinic Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Clinic and conducting a literature review on mental health disparities among Asian American populations. Navya was born in Hyderabad, India and grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia.